Resources: Human Development

Wasting Natural Resources: Running Out of Freshwater

Nov 29th, 2010Human DevelopmentBy: Zakat Foundation

Water is the source of life. It is a fundamental need for all human beings. Without water we cannot live. As a great poet once…

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Benefits of Udhiya/Qurbani

Nov 8th, 2010Human DevelopmentBy: Zakat Foundation

While we are fulfilling our good intentions through Udhiya/Qurbani, we are also feeding the many needy families that only receive fresh meat at this time,…

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Time to Gain Inner Peace and Strength

Oct 10th, 2010Human DevelopmentBy: Zakat Foundation

With determination, self control, constant prayers, regular remembrance of Allah (dhikr), and reading of Quran during Ramadan, we can reach spiritual purity, Insha’Allah. If this…

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How to keep cool and Healthy During Ramadan

Aug 13th, 2010Human DevelopmentBy: M. A. Hamadeh

As the blessed month of Ramadan is upon us, I want to remind all of you and myself of the importance of preparing to enter…

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Zakat: a Holistic View

Jul 29th, 2010Human DevelopmentBy: By Thaer Ahmad

To some Zakat is a religiously ordained obligation to give charity, to others Zakat is a lifeline of provisions that sustain livelihood. Perhaps it can…

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10 Ways to End Poverty

Jul 29th, 2010Human DevelopmentBy: Meha Ahmad

Today, about 80 percent of humanity lives on less than $10 a day. We all want to end poverty in the world, but many of…

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10 Ways Families Can Fight Poverty

Jul 29th, 2010Human DevelopmentBy: Tagried Salameh

According to the US Census Bureau, 35.9 million people live below the poverty line in America, including 12.9 million children. In a country with as…

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Ramadan is the Time to End Poverty

Jul 29th, 2010Human DevelopmentBy: Zakat Foundation

This Ramadan, do not hold back from that which will benefit you in the Hereafter. To battle chronic poverty and promote thriving communities, charitable projects…

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What Islam Teaches About Wealth

Jul 23rd, 2010Human DevelopmentBy: Tagried Salameh

Islamic teachings on wealth are vast, spanning from how to spend it to how to earn it. Muslims are taught that God blesses them in…

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Top 11 Rights Neighbors Have On You - Understanding a Muslim’s Duty to Our Neighbors

Jul 23rd, 2010Human DevelopmentBy: Khadijah Khan

Islam puts a deep emphasis on our individual duty to our neighbors. In fact, the Prophet Mohammad said: "Angel Jibril advised me continuously to take…

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